Fun, Fit, Friday: Sharing my Protein Ball recipe


These are seriously my favorite!! I try to make them to have as often as possible! I seriously will pack 2-3 of them in a baggy for work and snack on them while I am at work! They are perfect!!





PROTEIN BALLS

1 TBS CHIA SEEDS
1 CUP OATS
1/3 CUP COCONUT
1/2 CUP FLAX SEED
1/2 CUP PEANUT BUTTER
1 CUP MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS (CAROB CHIPS)
1/3 CUP HONEY (AGAVE)






Neem Honey: There is so much information- I can't even begin to type it all out so if you are fact nut like I am here is a good read all about Neem!

It is not produced by domesticated honey bees, but by wild bees. Traditional groups of tribal honey foragers, honey hunters take the honey from their hives, up in the trees. These foragers collect the honey during nigh time, while the bees are sleeping. They claim to never use smoke or any other process that could cause harm to the bees, their hives, or the forest vegetation.
A similar honey, Tualang honey from the Malaysian rainforest, is also harvested from very high trees, hunters using smoldering torches to get the wild bees out of their hives over night, so they can take the honey. The health benefits of tualang honey are widely popularized.
Neem honey is as organic as a honey can possibly be. It comes from the deep forest of central India (usually it is collected from there, rather than other countries), away from any type of pollutants. It is not 100% pure neem honey, because the forest has a variety of flowers and trees.
The most popular neem honey is sold by All Heavenly Organics, which buy the honey from the hunters, and pack it under strict organic standards of purity. They have the 100% organic certification by Ecocert, in accordance with the organic standards of the USDA. The honey is kept raw and unheated, preserving all the delicate enzymes and health-promoting qualities derived from the flower essences.
Buying honey from these hunters which live in the forest, helps them support their living and continue their traditions.





  
I love how the Neem honey tastes, it reminds me of bourbon. It has a really robust taste to it! I love how it mixes with all of the other ingredients!



I took these pictures using my iPhone and made these in bad lighting at night time! I apologize for the bad lighting!

Thank You to Heavenly Organics for Supplying the amazing honey!! Be sure to go support them! 

Information about Neem honey was taken from the website I linked as well as cited at the end of this post!

As always thanks for reading!


Laura, Laura. “Neem and Neem Honey: Unbelievable Health Benefits! Another Panacea from India.” Discover the Benefits of Honey, Laura Laura, 25 Apr. 2017, healthywithhoney.com/neem-and-neem-honey-unbelievable-health-benefits-another-panacea-from-india/.